Joint Implementation to Curb Climate Change

Legal and Economic Aspects

  • Onno Kuik
  • Paul Peters
  • Nico Schrijver
Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Legal and Institutional Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Onno Kuik, Paul Peters, Nico Schrijver
      Pages 3-27
    3. Onno Kuik, Paul Peters, Nico Schrijver
      Pages 28-69
  3. Economic Aspects

    1. Tsjalle van der Burg
      Pages 71-126
  4. Joint Implementation Projects between the Netherlands and Poland

    1. Ryszard Janikowski, Beata Michaliszyn, Janusz Krupanek
      Pages 127-157
  5. Summary and Conclusions on Joint Implementation: Making It Work

    1. Roebijn Heintz, Onno Kuik, Paul Peters, Nico Schrijver, Pier Vellinga
      Pages 159-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-213

About this book

Introduction

This book is about joint implementation. It addresses legal, economic and institutional questions which should be taken into account in setting up joint implementation projects and in developing criteria for joint implementation under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). First, however, before going into any detail, we shall briefly sketch the background, quoting Daniel Bodansky: 'Each year, mankind injects approximately six billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, as well as a substantial (although still uncertain) amount from deforestation. Since the advent of the industrial revolution, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have risen by more than twenty­ five percent, from 280 to more than 350 parts per million. Scientists estimate that if current patterns of emissions continue unchecked, the increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide, together with parallel increases in other trace gases such as methane and nitrous oxide, will cause an average global warming in the range of 0. 2 to 0. 5 °C per decade, or 2 to 5 oc by the end of the next century. Such a temperature rise, more rapid than at any time in human history, could have severe effects on coastal areas, agriculture, forests 1 and human health. ' In recent years there has been growing awareness of the extent of the damage done to the world's environment through unsustainable patterns of development.

Keywords

Climate Change climate environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Onno Kuik
    • 1
  • Paul Peters
    • 2
  • Nico Schrijver
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental StudiesFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Social Studies International ServicesThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8370-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4399-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8370-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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